Alfie’s not really a bad guy. It’s just that he has this overwhelming desire for the ladies. You might say that ‘birds’ are irresistible to him, sort of second nature. Alfie [Bill Naughton] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Alfie’s not really a bad guy. It’s just that he has this desire for the ladies. You might. Bill Naughton, who drew a memorable portrait of a woman-chasing Cockney in his play “Alfie,” died on Thursday at his home on the Isle.

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I have had this nauhhton for some time but as I work my way through my boxes of reading material I have only come across it now. But too little of the book describes the streets in which Alfie navigates.

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I think it’s interesting that the play and film script came before it was adapted into a book, as usually it’s the other way around. Hated the film, but when the book turned up in the local Poundies, I thought give it a go. And with only two you could find yourself at a loose end of an evening as they are both otherwise engaged or not in the mood for the hanky panky. Alfie is a play-boy whose only concern is finding the next women he is going to bed.

An unreliable narrator who inadvertently puts forward a very strong statement on life. Variety is the spice, you know. I don’t think there is a woman alive nauyhton if they have ever been in the dating pool has not encountered an Alfie or at least someone bearing his characteristics or demented, selfish philosophies. A portrait of an unpleasant man aware of his limitations as narrated by himself; Alfie is wickedly funny, an entertaining observational piece that works as a document of London after th Finding a battered Panther edition of this classic story that typifies London of a certain period whilst wandering around London “on business” seemed like fate, I can’t say it helped me to appreciate the novel or the city more or less than if I’d read it at any other time but it was an enjoyable time nonetheless.


And then I’d pick it up again because I held hope that he might change. Sometimes he does it in the same sentence: Oh yes because it is a handicap. If a reader gets nothing from it other than a sense of urban British slang in the post-World Bil Two era, Alfie is a memorable book. But it is, I think, a realistic portrait of a man whose outmoded view of the world keeps him from fully participating in it. Kudos to his authors skill all the way around.

Maybe because I saw the movie years ago, and my only memory was Jude Law as a play-boy. The main character, Alfie is a womanizing, abusive, egotistical,despisable man.

I don’t mean thieving or anything like that, just the odd few bob a day [taken from the till at work]. Refresh and try billl.

Bill Naughton

Some have short attention spans, while others have very long attention spans. But what becomes apparent is that Alfie is quite a tragic and lonely character. English dramatists and playwrights People from Bolton Prix Italia winners births deaths 20th-century British dramatists and playwrights English male dramatists and playwrights Proletarian literature.


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Jun 04, Frederick rated it really liked it Shelves: This book should be required reading for any young woman starting to date. The Woman in Black Susan Hill. Despite Alfie’s narcissism and baughton hideous treatment of his birds, there is something charismatic about him and even when he’s hill his absolute worst there’s something redeeming there.

Although best remembered for his play, Alfiemostly because of the British film starring Michael Caine in the eponymous role, Naughton was a prolific writer of plays, novels, short stories and children’s books. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

Now where a lot of blokes go wrong is, they only fancy the good looking birds. Alfie Imagine a handsome, sweet-talking, English accented gentleman that sparks your attention by his charming smile, and sexy laugh.

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But for blokes, this is the way I think it should go. Show 25 25 50 All. And words and concepts have slightly different meanings to people within their own personal subculture created out of what they know, whether that’s friends and family, what they’ve read and watched etc.